WWE Hall of Famer Sting visits Motor City Comic Con

Posted at 7:03 PM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 17:07:43-04

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) -- WWE Hall of Famer Sting reflected on his legendary career during a visit to Motor City Comic Con on Saturday.

"It's awesome to come and do these things," Sting said about fan response. "The one common thread (the fans) all have is they all love this industry, wrestling. And they're so nostalgic. They won't forget 'Surfer Sting', 'Joker Sting', 'Crow Sting', and all the different characters I was over the years."

Sting added he's discovered the youngest generation of fans have a completely unique reaction to him.

"There's a whole generation of kids out there who had no idea who I was until I was with WWE. So there's still little tiny kids that come up to me going, 'Stinger! Stinger!' It's amazing. It blows my mind. Very humbling."

Sting, who remained with WCW all the way through its end in 2001, spent several years in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling until signing with WWE in 2014. He competed against Triple H in a match at WrestleMania 31 in 2015 before suffering a career-ending neck injury later that year. Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.

But even a man who has accomplished so much over a multi-decade career still has one item he wishes he could've checked off his list before retiring.

"I always wanted to wrestle Undertaker. That was a worldwide dream match, I think, and it was my dream match too. I always wanted to do that with Taker, just one time. I thought it would've been a good way to go out, but you know, I hurt my neck and the rest is history."

Watch the full interview with Sting here.